Antonio Mulè

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Study design: Report of an epidermoid cyst with intramedullary localization.Objective: To describe an atypical presentation of intramedullary epidermoid cyst.Summary of background data: Intramedullary epidermoid cysts are rare entities with a marked variability in the clinical presentation, essentially of neurological pertinence.Methods: Case report of a(More)
Parotid gland tumours are very heterogeneous, being benign in 80% of cases, and generally arising from epithelial cells. Nevertheless, a small group of non-epithelial tumours representing just 5% of all salivary gland neoplasms has also been reported, the most common of these being haemangioma, especially in children. However, lymphomas, neuromas,(More)
BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has proven its value as an essential step in the diagnosis of salivary gland lesions. Although the majority of salivary gland lesions, especially those that are common and benign, can be diagnosed with ease on FNAC, limited cellularity and morphologic lesion heterogeneity can pose diagnostic challenges and(More)
Chordomas arising from the low cervical spine have been reported rarely. This case report expands the knowledge of chordomas of the low cervical spine by reporting the clinical, radiological, and pathological findings of a case of chordoma arising from C6 vertebra in a 61-year-old man presenting with left Horner's syndrome. This clinical presentation is(More)
The gap between the availability of livers from organ donors and the increased demand has led many centers to apply strategies to reduce this deficit. Splitting of cadaveric organs for use in 2 recipients; domino transplantation; and organs from living donors, non-heart-beating donors, and extended-criteria donors (ECDs) are all currently used in orthotopic(More)
Distant spread from breast cancer is commonly found in bones, lungs, liver and central nervous system. Metastatic involvement of peritoneum and retroperitoneum is unusual and unexpected. We report the case of a 67 year-old-woman who presented with gastrointestinal symptoms which revealed to be the clinical manifestations of peritoneal and retroperitoneal(More)
OBJECTIVES We address the diagnostic performance of breast MRI and the efficacy of neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy (NRC) treatment (NRC protocol) vs conventional neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with locally advanced breast cancer. METHODS The NRC protocol consists of six anthracycline/taxane cycles and concomitant low-dose radiotherapy on breast(More)